June 5, 2015 NOTE: A great time was had by all that came. Hopefully, we’ll do this again next year! Contact me if you are interested!
Reunion is in quotes because in actuality most of us will be meeting for the first time in the flesh. We’re interested in getting to know our new cousins and I’m really (always) interested in adding more information and people to this family tree. The focus of the weekend will be genealogy but you don’t have to interested in that to enjoy meeting new people from other lands (me from Virginia and I know of one other coming from Nevada) as well your neighbors and friends that you didn’t know you were related to!
The weekend of May 20 is the when and we are still working on the details (see below). It’s going to be informal and is open to any Wilson descendant or folks wanting to find out if they are a Wilson descendant.
If you’ll give us an email address, I’ll be glad to send you information as it is developed about meeting in Maine. Use the sign up form here: http://eepurl.com/c7qSkr (note: this has changed as of 13 Oct 2017)
After signing up for the email list, take this survey as well: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9RZQ5LS That will tell us what you may be interested in doing.
Saturday, May 21
Breakfast: Fairground Cafe, Topsham Fairground Mall, 9:00 a.m.
After breakfast – we’ll not be bound by a schedule here but by 10 or 11 we’ll be out and about in Topsham. The Hugh Wilson houses are on the agenda as well as cemeteries. It will depend on the interest as to how much we do. My direct ancestors are in the cemetery right down from the Hugh Wilson houses so that’s a definite plan. There are two other cemeteries that have Wilson descendants – the oldest, First Parish of Topsham and the best known, Riverside. We may just ride past so that you can see where they are.
Lunch: The Grange, Harpswell: 1:00 p.m.
Bring your own lunch and join us at this old institution in Harpswell. We’re going to eat and talk and eat and talk! Get to know one another and look at genealogies.
Supper: Depending on whose interested, we may lay plans for a nice meal. Keep in touch so we can tell you where we end up.
Sunday, May 22
Afternoon – Dave Hackett (Harpswell Historical Society) is going to lead a tour around Harpswell. No other details yet so stay tuned.
We’ll have plenty of time for more activities if we get together and decide to go other places. Like I said this will be informal!